Are You a Go-to Lawyer?

Are You a Go-to Lawyer?

When clients want legal advice, they call Cornell Boggs.  They called him when he was a junior in-house lawyer at Monsanto Company, and later when he was associate GC at Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.  They turned to him when he was Americas regional counsel for Intel Corporation and then when he became GC for Tyco Plastics and Adhesives.  Boggs is a go-to lawyer and it's paid off for him.  In December he was appointed chief legal officer for Coors Brewing Company. 

Why has Boggs been so successful?  He knows how to think like a business-person, and he understands the business side's legal needs.  Most importantly:  He's considered part of the executive team.  In an era when flatter law department organizational structures limit opportunities for advancement, strategic assignments are highly valued.  The premium a client puts on a lawyer's services can make (or break) a career.

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